Quoting Podkayne, who added a very important clause to an earlier comment from leeloodm summarising the common arguments made by online activists in the MRM, in a thread at ManBoobz:
With these guys it’s either “all men as desperately lonely, and women won’t have them because women suck” or “all women are desperately lonely, and men won’t have them because women suck”
Shades of Alan Jones, isn’t it? Basically, they reckon all* women suck, all the time, and magically this opinion is somehow not in any way sexist or misogynist.
BTW, if you’re not following the Destroy the Joint page on FB, you’re missing out on some great consciousness-raising and online activism which is getting results. DtJ is also on Twitter and they have a newsletter.
* except for the exceptions, of course – sainted mother, supportive wife, perfect daughters etc
Categories: culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism
It should be noted that even the exceptions are not absolute. Should mother ever do something less-than-saintly, such as take the opposite side to her little boy in an argument, she will rapidly wind up on the “suck” pile as well. Ditto for if wife ever wavers in her support (or worse still, tells him to perform some household chore he didn’t want to do right at that moment) or when the daughters decide they have minds of their own (and by the way, Dad, some of your attitudes suck!).
Regarding a recent example of he-man woman-hating rants, that of Tony Harris the comics artist, Stephanie Zvan has today shown that Harris does not even understand Google Image Search. This takedown is a thing of beauty. (Steph’s post includes links to the rant and various fisks and rebuttals elsewhere)
Should mother ever do something less-than-saintly…
Or fail to prevent father doing so.